European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologies

Nanotechnology is the basis for the next industrial revolution. We have several samples of successful business cases e.g. at chemical industry. Nanotechnology is everywhere, in our clothing, cars, windows, computer and displays, even in our cosmetics and medicine adding new functionalities, intelligence, integrations, portability and networking capability in many new products with high market potential. Nanotechnology is the key to markets worth billions of dollars annually. Nanotechnology helps Europe to address global challenges such as climate change, constraints in energy production and shortage of resources, insufficient access to clean water and food safety, as well as widespread diseases and affordable health care worldwide. However, the true potential of nanotechnology is not yet exploited exhaustively. NANOfutures brings together industry, research, networks NGOs at all levels for a joint movement towards a new industry.

NANOfutures' networking

NANOfutures' Networking

NANOfutures initiative

NANOfutures environment is an ETIP European Technology Integrating and Innovation Platform, multi-sectorial, cross-ETP, integrating platform with the objective of connecting and establishing cooperation and representation of Technology Platforms that require nanotechnologies in their industrial sector and products. NANOfutures and its operative branch NANOfutures association act as a “Nano-Hub” by linking JTIs, associations, ETPs with expert groups in a collaborative environment.

NANOfutures at its base is open to industry, SMEs, NGOs, financial institutions, research institutions, universities and civil society with an involvement from Member States at national and regional level. It is an environment where all these different entities are able to interact and come out with a shared vision on nanotechnology futures. NANOfutures collaborate with the ETPs on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding.